Makishi: Mask Characters of Zambia

Lecture by Manuel A. Jordan on masks representing the masquerade traditions of people from the "Three Corners" region of northwestern Zambia, northeastern Angola, and southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thursday, March 15, 2007
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lenart Auditorium
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The second Fowler in Focus installation features more than twenty masks gifted to the Fowler in 2002. 

Manuel A. Jordan, curator of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at Stanford's Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, explores the forms and functions of the masks, and presents new research about the mask characters of the Chokwe, Lunda, Luvale/Lwena, Luchazi, and Mbunda peoples.

Made possible by the Yvonne Lenart Public Programs Fund.

The majority of the masks featured in this exhibition were purchased with funds generously provided by Jay and Deborah Last.  The exhibition and its accompanying publication were made possible in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Manus, the support group of the Fowler Museum.  Media sponsor K-JAZZ.

Enter UCLA lot 4 from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood. Convenient Fowler parking is at the northeast or southeast ends of lot 4, where automated pay stations accept $1 and $5 bills and credit cards. Campus parking is maximum $8.

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 4.

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